Good, Bad, & Ugly: Hamels Dominates Nationals in 4-2 Win

Posted: 18th September 2009 by Dave Nichols in MLB
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"All their pitchers did very well against us this year."-- Jim Riggleman, Sept. 18, 2009.

THE RESULT: Washington Nationals starter Ross Detwiler had his best start of the season, but got no support from his struggling offense, as Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies handed the Nats their 96th loss of the season, 4-2, before 45,210 rabid Philly fans.

Washington was swept in the three-game series and was outscored 15-3. They finished the season 3-15 against Philadelphia and are currently 4-10 in September.

To make matters worse, catcher Wil Nieves strained a hamstring and had to leave the game. The Nationals picked up catcher Jamie Burke from Seattle for cash, and placed him on the 40-man roster. They transferred Jesus Flores to the 60-day D.L. to make ...

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